Bethlehem prisoner ends 4-month hunger strike
Published Wednesday 04/09/2013 (updated) 05/09/2013 16:27
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian prisoner Ayman Hamdan on Wednesday ended a four month hunger strike, his lawyer said.
Jawad Boulos, from the Palestinian Prisoners Society, told Ma'an that Israel's military agreed to release Hamdan after finishing a four month administrative detention term.
Hamdan has notified his family about the decision, Boulos added.
He has been held without charge in administrative detention for a year and began a hunger strike on April 28 to protest his detention.
Hamdan has spent a total of six and a half years in Israeli custody.
Three other hunger striking prisoners ended strike Wednesday, Boulos said. Ayman Itbeish and Adel Hreibat have been on hunger strike since May 23 protesting administrative detention without charges. Meanwhile, Itbeish’s brother Muhammad started a hunger strike on June 12 as an act of solidarity with his brother.
Hreibat, according to Boulos, agreed to end the strike after the judge told him his detention would not be extended more than three months. The current administrative term ends on Sept. 20.
Meanwhile Itbeish was promised to receive a final decision on his case.